Karen McCardle


Karen is a Chartered Professional Accountant and director of professional issues and research support services at CPA Canada. She is responsible for conducting research and developing guidance and thought leadership that support CPAs addressing the issues of leadership and professionalism, along with diversity and inclusion. Karen believes professionalism and ethics are foundational to the profession, and that they need to be continually revisited in the dynamic world we live in to enable CPAs to live their values and lead others 24/7.

Before joining the Research, Guidance and Support department at CPA Canada, she was a principal with the Accounting Standards Board of Canada as part of the team introducing IFRS to Canada. Prior to that, she was a partner with a mid-market CPA firm in Toronto.